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NEWS BRIEFS

Think & Drink with Rinku Sen and Mary Li

Event takes place Wednesday, May 16, at Alberta Rose Theater ...

April 24 is Voter Registration Deadline for May 15 Primary Election

Tuesday, April 24, is voter registration and party choice deadline for May 15 Primary Election ...

Portland Libraries Celebrate National Poetry Month

April poetry events and recommended reading from Multnomah County libraries ...

PCRI Launches the Pathway 1000 Implementation Plan

Pathway 1000 a bold and ambitious 10-year displacement mitigation initiative ...

AG Rosenblum Launches New Resource on Oregon’s New Gun Safety Laws

One-page handout aims to educate Oregonians about the new law ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Will HUD Secretary Ben Carson Enforce the Fair Housing Act?

Julianne Malveaux questions HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s ability to enforce the Fair Housing Act ...

Waiting While Black in Philadelphia Can Get You Arrested

Reggie Shuford on the daily indignities African-Americans face in Philadelphia and around the country ...

Black People Must Vote or Reap the Consequences

Jeffrey Boney on the importance of voting in the Black community ...

Civil Rights Community Doesn’t Need to Look Farr for Racism in Trump Court Nominees

Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO, explains organization's opposition to Trump's nomination of Thomas Farr ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Nyla Fritz, left, listens after testifying as Sgt. Adrian Diaz, of the Seattle Police Dept., speaks during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on proposed gun control measures Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Olympia, Wash. Fritz lost her brother Arnie Fritz, then 14 years old, in a shooting at a Mose Lake, Wash., school in 1996. As the federal government struggles to find ways to curb gun violence, lawmakers in Washington state will began discussions Thursday on a list of gun-control measures that include requiring safe storage of firearms to avoid tragedies like the Marysville high school shooting and prohibiting law enforcement agencies from selling confiscated guns. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
The Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A gun rights bill introduced at the Washington state Capitol includes some quotes falsely attributed to America's Founding Fathers.

The News Tribune reports Republican Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane Valley introduced the measure Friday.

House Bill 2975 would create penalties for public officials who block people from owning or buying guns.

The four-page bill devotes a page to quotes on gun ownership purportedly from the men who created the U.S. Constitution.

Researchers say at least three of the quotes used in the bill and attributed to Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Alexander Hamilton were not said or written by them.

A staffer speaking on Shea's behalf said on Friday that Shea is "happy to amend the legislation, if necessary, to ensure it includes only accurate information."

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